During the first year of this study (1997-8), authors conducted a surveythroughe-mail to obtain information such as conditions of internet connection, placementof computers, and teachers attitudes toward information technology, targeting 127elementary and 130 junior high schools, Those schools areparticipating either 100-school Networking Project or Konnet Plan, and hold homepages on the World WideWeb.
For the second year of the study (1998-9), authors investigated 5 elementary and 2 junior high schools, which are advanced in information technology, throug hearing interview sessions followed by physical measuring of placement of computers and furniture pieces. Also, actual classroom sessions had been recorded usingtime study, and 19 instructional patterns emerged through this process. As a partof the research project, authors had review sessions ar University of Wisconsin -Eau Claire, coupled with ones at surrounding school districts. Media specialists and teachers of three school districts participated review sessions. Authorsalso collected information about information technology in schools from those districts.
Based upon data analysis of these surveys and information, a proposal of concrete strategic plans had been made with following components : plans for computer rooms, designs of informational infrastructure of Instructional Media Center (IMG), facilitating environment for distance education using two-way communication network, plans for constructing intra-school network connected with wide-area network in local communities, and conditions for effective/smooth utilization and management of information network in schools.